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Meet: The Vendor-Independent Google Hangouts Alternative

There’s a lot going on in the world of videoconferencing. While Microsoft is pushing users of Skype for Business to the cloud-based Microsoft Teams, Google announced the end-of-life of the classic Google Hangouts. It plans to transition all of its […]

European Organizations Committed To Digital Sovereignty

Europe seems to be on a mission toward digital sovereignty. The German government, for example, has launched several initiatives to give back control to its citizens and the companies they work for. The German Plattform Innovative Digitalisierung der Wirtschaft compiled […]
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The Future of Meetings is Digital

In a blog post from last year, we addressed some trends in the collaboration landscape including remote working. It seems that people nowadays work from wherever they can. Their home offices, from the airport or even from a beach at […]

A Day With Kopano Meet

With Kopano Meet we recently reached the magical milestone of a “1.0” version. Its initial release was in January of this year but internally we have been using Meet for quite a while longer. During these months we worked hard […]

Using Docker to Spin Up a Kopano Environment

In my previous blog, I showed you some of the mechanics that have been used to build containers for Kopano. This time I want to give you a quick rundown on the steps needed to spin up these containers in […]

Backup and Data Recovery with SEP sesam

No matter the size of your organization, making backups regularly is essential to your company’s progress. They are your insurance to retain customers and the highest level of data integrity and availability. At the same time you want to be […]

Building Docker Containers for Kopano

Containerization remains a hot topic, be it directly on Docker (for example aided by Docker Compose) or on big orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes. Containers, after all, come with the promise of making applications easier to deploy and maintain. But […]
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Kopano Partner datamate Develops Seafile Plugin for Kopano

This blog post originally appeared on https://de.seafile.com/seafile-kopano-backend-plugin/ (German) Great news, as of today the Seafile plugin for Kopano version 1.0 is available! The plugin combines the best from the worlds of groupware and sync & share as it integrates Seafile […]
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Digital Collaboration with Kopano at Lernstatt Paderborn

The city of Paderborn, Germany is special. Not only because of its beautiful Romanesque Cathedral, but because of its school system. Why? Nearly 20 years ago, local political decision-makers decided to take an important step towards digital collaboration. In 2000, […]

Kopano & SUSE: The Importance Of Well-Performing Enterprise Storage

Users love responsive applications. If you want to enable this kind of great user experience, you’re going to need well-performing storage. But what kind of storage? Large enterprises have several options, e.g. local attachment storage, shared network storage or S3 […]

Skype for Web Ended Support for Firefox, Opera and Safari. So What?

Skype for Web ended support for Firefox, Opera and Safari (in other words, all browsers that are not Edge or Chromium-based). So what are the alternatives? And what are their pros and cons?

How To Migrate From Microsoft Exchange to Kopano

At Kopano we frequently receive questions about the easiest way to migrate from one system to Kopano. Do you want to migrate from Microsoft Exchange to Kopano? Check out this blog post to learn how to do this in a quick and easy way.
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Kopano Meet: It’s Nice To Meet You!

When we first introduced Web Meetings in 2015, WebRTC was still a very new technology. Its use of high-quality codecs for audio and video was not only taxing for processors at that time but also a challenge for some internet […]

The Future of Open Source Collaboration Software

Last Christmas, our family discussions were like all others, with two notable exceptions. When I took pictures, my sister asked my daughter not to publish them on social media. This led to an interesting conversation about data privacy. Then, it […]

Fifty Shades Of Open Source: Our Road To 100% AGPL

In this blog post, Brian Joseph takes you on a journey through Kopano's past, sharing the lessons that he and his team learned when they took Zarafa open source.
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Staying up to date with Kopano releases on UCS

The Univention Corporate Server (or short UCS) provides a very easy way for admins to get started with Kopano. Through the Univention App Center admins can install “apps” such as “Kopano Core” (our groupware server), “Kopano WebApp (groupware client)” and […]

DeskApp 2.0: Connect To Get Things Done On The Go

Deskapps are getting more important in workday organization – all the more reason for additional happiness around the release of Kopano DeskApp 2.0, a big milestone in the development of the flagship client for Kopano. Aside from usage of many […]

New Years resolution 2019: optimize productivity

In their new years’ resolutions, many people assert to improve their discipline and priorities for 2019. What can help a lot in achieving these personal or professional resolutions, is having the right tools. What tools? For example Kopano’s new productivity features […]

Experiencing a Design Sprint

Within Kopano we’ve experienced our first design sprint. The focus of Kopano has moved to the creation of innovative collaboration tools, on top of groupware. To jump-start the development of one of our new products, we decided to do a […]

A short introduction to Kopano Konnect

Today’s system landscape consists of more and more “apps”. These apps can be small single-purpose applications like time tracking or chat, to big scale applications such as groupware applications or wikis. However, in the age of “the cloud”, many applications […]

Matterbridge: Bridging Mattermost to Chat and ChatOps

At Kopano we have been developing packages to easily install and update Mattermost for quite some time now. For those using the Univention Corporate Server (UCS) we maintain an app that sets up Mattermost and configures it for you automatically. But what if you […]

App Developers Can Read Your Email. Now What?

At the beginning of this month, WSJ announced that third-party app developers can read the email of Gmail users. According to Google, we, users, have given these app-developers our consent to do this. There also have not been any reports […]

Minio – The Secure Alternative To Amazon S3 For Object Storage

Earlier this year we  published an app to the Univention Appcenter providing the Minio object storage server. Even though Minio has been around for quite a while and offers benefits for people who want to keep their data under their own control, it […]
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New! JSON themes in Kopano WebApp

WebApp theming has been around for a while now and has been a recurring workshop topic on the last few Kopano Conferences. It’s a great tool to modify colors, logo’s and even JavaScript. And while we got a lot of positive […]
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How To Implement A Design Sprint Within Your Company

Sprints are hot! Ever more often you hear people talking about designs sprints. It seems like every organization is currently sprinting. So is Kopano. But why? To answer this question, we need to understand what a design sprint is. Is […]

3 Things To Consider Before Moving To The Public Cloud

Last week we were scared twice: Google reads our emails and with Microsoft Office365, users can be monitored. I was surprised that apparently there are companies that let people read e-mails instead of automatically browsing through content… but that’s beside […]

In The Collaboration Software Landscape, There is No Silver Bullet

As a result of the great influx of new technologies in our lives, we have changed the way we communicate. So what does future teamwork look like? And how can you as a company adapt to the ongoing changes?

Efail and Kopano WebApp

The announcement of the Efail vulnerability has led to a surge of contradicting opinions and statements. After having read the paper and having performed extensive tests against Kopano over the last few days, we can now state the following: To […]

LibreOffice Online Packages, Another Step Toward Kopano Documents

If you have met with us in any of the recent months, had a look at the roadmap or visited our conference you probably already heard about one of the products we’re currently developing: Kopano Documents. On April 12th, we […]

German government hacked via Outlook. Kopano solves the Outlook problem.

Modern software such as the Kopano DeskApp or WebApp are based on a very similar functional concept as Outlook. Users can work as usual. The procedures for opening an attachment can be defined and controlled. With the same usability, this reduces effort and increases security.

Usage Data Collection: Yes or No?

Everyone collects data. Then why do many of us think it’s perfectly ok if Canonical collects data but are upset when Microsoft and Google do so? What is your opinion on usage data collection? What is acceptable and what is not?

ChatOps for Online Marketing Teams

A few months ago I started working at Kopano. And as is often the  case, a new job means new technologies to work with. One of these new technologies is Mattermost. And I like Mattermost. It allows me to communicate […]

Your Data, Not Your Terms

Giants of the software industry like Microsoft have control over our data and use it to make money. As long as you trust a cloud provider with your data, your data privacy is not guaranteed. Therefore, you have to decide. Either you benefit from the insights provided by them and accept that your data is being stored and used by others. Or you stay in control of your data by self-hosting your software.
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Open Source Collaboration: Driving Adoption in 2018

At Kopano we love Christmas because Christmas is a time of sharing. And as an open source company, sharing is something we do every day. It’s in our veins. In 2017 we extended and optimized our own collaboration suite and in 2018 we plan to push the overall adoption of open source collaboration. Read more about how we'll do this in this blog.

I Mattermost Now …

This blog originally appeared on: http://blog.gestreift.net/2017/11/ich-mattermoste-jetzt/ It’s just over a year now since I first wrote about the popularity of Slacking und WhatsApping and explained how to install Rocket.Chat. For a number of reasons, I stumbled across Mattermost a while ago and the time has come to […]

Kopano Signs Open Standards Manifesto for Suppliers at ECP Annual Conference

  Last week, Kopano’s CEO Brian Joseph signed the open standards suppliers manifesto of the Standardization Forum at the ECP Annual Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands. As a member of the advisory board of The Document Foundation (TDF), Kopano […]

Freenode #live – The first freenode conference!

I was invited as a speaker from Arch Linux to speak at the first ever freenode conference on 28-29 October. Freenode is the largest IRC network for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) developers. IRC is one of the first […]
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Data Transport Security with Kopano

As we all know, communication-related data – especially in corporations – belongs to the most sensitive of all information groups. The newly surfaced KRACK attack brought up another attackable angle which reminded us: how can we help our customers to […]
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First Impressions of the LibreOffice Conference 2017

Kopano's Pom Balledux is at the LibreOffice Conference and shares his impressions of the first day in this blog.
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Augmenting Teamwork with Kopano’s Open Source Collaboration Software Suite

It’s been exactly one week since the Kopano Conference 2017 at the beautiful stadsvilla Sonsbeek in Arnhem took place. All members of Kopano’s ecosystem, including the thought leaders of our recent new collaboration partners came together to exchange thoughts.

Transparent Document Sharing with LibreOffice Online and Kopano

Today we announced we will integrate LibreOffice online in our collaboration software suite. The integration means Kopano users will be able to work on the same files at the same time, whenever and wherever they like. The Kopano branded version […]

KB3172519 – mission „reply-to-all“ impossible

A security update for Microsoft Office in Outlook 2013 prevents users from responding by e-mail to all recipients and the sender. In issue KB3172519 [1], Microsoft describes that from now on, the e-mail address of the user is taken into […]

Kopano at CeBIT

We’ve been sharing the booth together with Univention. And it was indeed really a very nice booth (see pictures). I must say, it really is awesome to share the booth with these people, as they share the same mindset. It […]

Kopano & openSUSE: Yes, we’re open!

OpenSUSE Factory & Roadmap Big news for the community: Kopano has been included in openSUSE’s factory distribution, which is the “development” title of openSUSE’s next upcoming release and the first required step to take for inclusion into openSUSE downstream. Not […]

Kopano @ FOSDEM – As vibrant as it gets

This year we went to FOSDEM with Kopano for the first time, with the goal to especially extend our community efforts and to get in touch with the vibrant Open Source community. We came to FOSDEM, prepared with a setup […]

Kopano WebApp now runs on ZCP 7.2.5!

Zarafa has announced the availability of ZCP 7.2.5 final this week. While this release mainly focuses on improving the compatibility, stability and performance of the stack this release has a big additional benefit: it is compatible with Kopano WebApp! What […]

Impact of 10 years of iPhone on us

The day I first heard about a new mobile device called iPhone in 2007 was not an unusual day for me. I was on the way to an IT event and prepared to meet some people to discuss business. Besides […]

2016 – The year of the fork

In May 2016 something really great happened: After years of hard work we finally launched Kopano, a new system bringing intuitive communication tools together in one platform. We forked proven, scalable groupware technology from Zarafa and extended it to go […]

Kopano S/MIME Plugin: User-Friendly Email Security

What is S/MIME? S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) is a standard for securely transmitting MIME-encapsulated messages (such as email). It is tailored for end-to-end security and support for S/MIME is built into most modern email software and is interoperable. S/MIME […]

How to get Kopano

A common question we frequently get, is if there is a community version of Kopano. Of course there is! Kopano is Open Source Software. There is a difference in how to get Kopano software as a paying customer or a […]

Kopano Newsflash October 2016

Last week we met for the 9th year in a row for our yearly groupware, communication and sharing conference. This year something big happened: we presented our new identity and direction accompanied by a new logo, product icons and supporting […]

Kopano Newsflash September 2016

At the Kopano Conference you can expect a mix of technology, interesting people, technical talks from different perspectives, various networking opportunities and a bit of unforgettable fun. Check out the Kopano Conference website now to get a sneak peek of […]

DeskApp backstory and future development

Since the early ‘00’s there has been more and more activity and development for business email (and in general: groupware) on the web. While web based applications were already widely accepted and used by consumers, it took a bit longer […]

Kopano Newsflash August 2016

We’d like to inform you about the Kopano Conference, our latest addition to the Kopano client family and our updated product strategy & roadmap. New blog posts on migration and the Kopano Outlook Extension are introduced and we will even […]

Introducing the Kopano Outlook Extension

Last month the Z-Push team released the final version of Z-push 2.3.0 which includes the first release of the Kopano Outlook Extension. Today we provide you with a deeper look into the technical progress behind the Kopano OL Extension (or […]

Kopano migration strategies

Two months ago we released the Kopano communication & sharing platform, a thoroughly modern communication experience with the advanced functionality that teams need to boost productivity and enhance collaboration. Kopano is thé open source communication & sharing solution, which is […]

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By extending it with new components, we aim to create a united communication & sharing solution that naturally complements the daily interactions in your professional life.
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